Our Diverse and Inclusive Culture

How We Live

There is something uniquely special about CDM Smith. We are profes­sion­als improving the environment and infra­struc­ture in a place that is committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where you can work on projects that are meaningful to you. And where it’s a priority that we remain committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace where everyone is valued for their ideas, experiences and contri­bu­tions. We do not seek to preserve our culture — we seek to evolve it. Driven by our core values, we find new ways to accomplish more together.
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Vision & Values

Vision and core values. For many firms, they are words in a frame on the wall. At CDM Smith, they are the principles by which we do our work, interact with each other and our clients, and live our lives. They guide every one of our decisions to be the best employer and deliver our legendary client service and solutions.

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Introducing Cultural Threads
In our new blog, employees share the passions and unique perspectives they bring to work each day. Their stories weave an incredible tapestry that is our diverse and colorful culture.

Diversity in Action Worldwide

Diversity Makes a Difference

As a global company, CDM Smith values everyone’s voice, by creating a sense of inclusiveness, respecting the unique needs, viewpoints, and contributions of our employees, and providing continuous learning opportunities that develop and empower all of us to be our best together as “One CDM Smith.” We will do this by:

  • Embracing the diverse perspectives, beliefs, backgrounds, and strengths of our colleagues; 
  • Creating teams that reflect the areas we work and live, while promoting equitable results for our clients and communities;
  • Providing opportunities to maximize diverse talents, skills and abilities within our workforce; and
  • Demonstrating accountability and commitment to advancing our DE&I efforts in all facets of our business.


  • 2022 WTS Houston Rosa Parks Award
  • 2020 AEC Advisors Diversity Index Firm
  • 2020 Employer of the Year: WTS Connecticut Chapter
  • 2020 Employer of the Year: WTS Kansas City Chapter
  • 2020 Employer of the Year: WTS Florida Capital Area Chapter

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More Than Work Video Series
Our More Than Work series spotlights a few of our best and brightest. Talented and passionate people who go above and beyond every day—inside and outside of work—for their clients, colleagues and communities.
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Meet CDM Smith and learn more about our innovative projects, our commitment to a sustainable future and our dedicated employees who provide lasting solutions to meet your needs.

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Recruiting the Best

One of our major recruiting objectives is to ensure that our workforce reflects the communities we live in and serve. To accomplish this, we have developed partnerships with diverse student organization chapters and universities, such as the:

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University—a historically black college or university (HBCU)
  • Society of Military Engineers (SAME)

Our commitment to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment

CDM Smith is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and retaliation (victimization), and providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants in accordance with governing laws in the countries in which we operate. All employees will be treated with dignity and respect and receive fair and consistent treatment regardless of where they work.

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A Culture of Giving
CDM Smith Cares is an employee-led volunteer outreach program that supports communities and improves the quality of life through local efforts.